Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2019 1:36 am


Date Joined: April 28, 2019
Last Online: December 14, 2019
Birthday: August 31
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi fellow swap-bot members!

I am super excited to find this group. I have been wanting to connect with others who share the same desire to write and craft. I have begun a Flickr account with photos so I can share my creations others. You can find me by typing in Elenamarie123.

Unfortunately, because of lyme disease I am allergic to many things, including dust, cats (I dislike cats...a lot...due to being scratched as a kid), dogs, perfume, candles, cleaning products, smoke, almost all chemicals. I think it's called multiple chemical sensitivities.

As for my interests, I enjoy reading, writing, making paper crafts, walking outside when able, drinking herbal tea, and watching British and Hallmark television shows. I am a huge PBS and When Calls the Heart fan. My all-time favorite show is Gilmore Girls.

Other fun facts about me include that I often teach part-time college writing courses and/or tutor, which works out well for me. I am married. I have no kids of my own, but adore my nephew and godson.

My favorite colors are all shades of blue, greens, pink, and yellow. I don't care much for purple. Not a fan of glitter. I like gold over silver. Fall is my favorite season, especially because of the beautiful sunflowers that grow in Kansas. I am a Green Bay Packers football fan. Go Pack Go! Football is the only sport I like/follow.

My favorite teas are chamomile, green tea, and berry teas like raspberry. I like Stash brand teas. I'm always wanting to try new healthy/flavorful teas. My favorite fruits are cherries and strawberries. I like white chocolate and vanilla flavors over milk chocolate.

I like Christian music and country music. I love things that have inspirational quotes, poetry, and bible scriptures on them. I like butterflies, geese, ducks, baby farm animals and woodland animals. I love Whinnie the Pooh art and sayings. I like most animals but I don't like cats, llamas, sharks, sloths, nor camels.

My favorite trees are maple trees and my favorite flowers are wildflowers. I love nature.

Currently, I really am enjoying crafting with all different kinds of paper, which include sheet music paper, book paper, tea-dyed paper, magazine paper, art photos, scrapbook photo, etc.

I love embellishments, die cuts, especially anything vintage. I also really enjoyed junk journal and travelor's journal supplies, stamps, and stationary of all sorts. I enjoy postage stamps, used and new. I also love lace and French style fabrics. I really like Amity Bloom's style of travelor's journal work, as well as Tracie Fox. Check them out on YouTube.

My favorite ephemera, fabric, napkins, and paper/journal cards and supply themes are nature, wildflower, garden, literature/books/writing, vintage, Georgian/Regency era (images and quotes), and tea time.

I'm on the lookout for vintage brads and buttons and vintage Ephemera images and quotes.

My favorite magazines are Magnolia Journal, MaryJane"s Farm, Stampington/Sommerset, and Daphne's Diary.

My favorite movies/books are Elf the movie, Despicable Me the movie, Pride and Prejudice book and Movie, Little Women book and Movie, Chronicles of Narnia book, One Thousand Gifts book, Unbroken the book, The Best Yes book, and Paper craft magazines.

I could go on and on about all the things I enjoy in life. Mostly, it's the small things...a warm cup of tea, a sunset, a walk in the park, a soul talk with a friend. I'm an old soul who enjoys a quiet and meaningful life.

I have many more likes than dislikes but a few dislikes to mention just so you don't waste time, money, etc. would be:

tiny paper/sticker pieces like the size of a fingernail, unicorn things, norwals, big foot creatures things, rainbow things, florescent, tye-dye and neon colored things, cat things, sloths and Halloween creepy things.

(However, I do like harvest things though like leaves, pumpkins, hayrides, scarecrows, farm animals, nature woodland animals etc...these are all fantastic!)

Also not a fan of dream catchers, zombies, comic book/super hero things, bugs, snakes, spiders, clowns, guns, camo pattern things, and Hawaian, or Asian comic art or characters. I don't mean to offend. These are just not my style.

Please no glitter, or any kind of texturing that is not smooth. I like to use smooth paper/ephemera.

Modge podge matt and gloss finish are fine. Just nothing that leaves residue or scratches/tears at other paper. Ribbon, lace, and twine are great. It's the sharp surface texture stuff that is problematic.

Thanks for caring about my preferences. I'm truly grateful for the time you take with your swaps. I know I appreciate it when profiles are detailed. I aim to please.

Should you ever dislike the mail I send, or it arrives damaged, or perhaps gets lost and you don't receive it, or perhaps the postage was short, please let me know and I will do my best to replace/resend as soon as possible.

I look forward to connecting with some of you in the future. Here's to making hearts happy with happy mail!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my creativity and connect with other creative ladies.




AnnaM rated for Journal Inspiration Package on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Barbara tells me her inspiration pack was wonderful. You always do such lovely work. Lots of hearts for your inspiration pack and also for your support in the group.
Response: Thank you to you and Barabara, Anna for the rating and kind words.
lostinavalon rated for A Signature for our Home Book on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: Oh sweet friend, you have truly outdone yourself! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a beautiful, lovely, and personal signature for my home book! I am beyond impressed!
Response: So wonderful to hear from you Sarah! I hope you are feeling better. Thank you for the kind compliment. I am truly happy to hear you like your signature. I hope you enjoy using it. Prayers to you for a full recovery dear friend.
AnnaM rated for Secret Sister Ornament Swap on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Elena, I received your lovely ornament today and think it is just so beautiful. I really love cameos so this is a special ornament for me. Thank you so much! β™₯
Response: Oh that's wonderful Anna! You are welcome as always.
user2148 rated for A Georgian Charm on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling charms! They are perfectly beautiful as was all of your care in packaging! Your lovely letter was a wonderful break in my busy day! Looking forward to our next adventure together!
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you like the charms and my little note. Cheers to a happy holiday season!
Comment: Elena, I just loved the tag you made for me, the image is lovely and the way you put it all together was just perfect. I can't wait to try the tea, thank you for sending it.
Response: Wonderful to hear Anna! Glad you enjoyed my creation! Let me know how you like the tea. I usually mix it with another tea as I feel it needs something sweet mixed with it. Or a little honey should do. Cheers!
CWarner rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card, Elena! I'll have it on my bell cabinet this holiday season!
Response: Oh this is lovely to hear! I'm so glad I was able to send something you would truly enjoy! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: What a cute card! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart
PaperPassion rated for Harvest in Amberleigh on Oct 25, 2019
Comment: The postcard,the surprise,the fabric tag are all wonderful.I enjoyed the reading as well.Thank you so much.Have a wonderful day.
Response: How lovely to hear! I'm so glad you enjoyed your swap items. I thought the bell reading was really interesting. I printed a copy for my journal as well. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard - so sweet :) :) Have a wonderful Autumn!
Response: I'm so glad my postcard made it to you! Such a long journey. You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Phenyx rated for 10 Rubber Stamped Stationery on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for everything you prepared for me. It was beautifully made. I loved admiring the variety of stamped ephemera you included. What was even better was that they were all botanical themed and I adore them. Thank you for the sweet little surprise. Looking forward to using all that you included. 😘
Response: Thank you for this lovely note. Makes me happy to hear that you enjoyed the swap items I made for you. You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: What a beautiful invitation and letter I rcd today. Wish I could give you a dozen hearts. The invitaition was very professional. What a wonderful item I can add to my journal. Elena thank you so very much. Barbara (Phebe)
Response: Oh you are beyond welcome Barbara. It was an interesting swap challenge. I'm glad you like how it turned out. Thank you for the rating and heart.
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Fall Altered Index Card on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: β–‚β–ƒβ–…β–‡β–ˆβ–“β–’β–‘Ϋ©ΫžΫ© Thank You Ϋ©ΫžΫ©β–‘β–’β–“β–ˆβ–‡β–…β–ƒβ–‚ Elena for the *Λ›Λšαƒ¦ β€’Λš ˚mind blowing ~β™₯~˚ ✰* β˜… swap! I am ooing and awing over your fascinating envelope. I LOVE how you decorated it with a magazine cut-out and vintage lick-and-stick U.S. stamps. I have never received an envelope like this before! The baby chick sleeping in the light blue crocheted nest is SO adorable! Girl, you sent me un-used stickers?! Oh. My. GOODNESS! They are actual chicken and farm stickers!!!! *Squeals with happiness* WAIT! Is that a CHICKEN bookmark?!?! Ack! She is BEAUTIFUL! oooo there are prayer cards in here. And MORE stickers?! I LOVE this blank tag! So many possibilities! Love, Love, LOVE your color, washi tape, and stickers! Your altered index card is a true treasure and you are an unbelievable artist. You spoil me! Ξ΅Ρ—Π· Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❀ ƸӜƷ Ξ΅Ρ—Π· Sending you a gazillion hearts! πŸ’–β₯πŸ’žβ¦πŸ’•β§πŸ’—β™‘πŸ’“β™₯οΈβ€οΈβ€πŸ’˜αƒ¦πŸ’β£πŸ’˜πŸ’šπŸ’ŸπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’› Lora
Response: Thank you so much for this raving and detailed reply of gratitude! I'm so glad my happy mail truly made you happy! That's always my goal. I know I did a little more than I usually do for a swap, but I felt inspired to make and give you the items I sent.Thank you for the artist compliment. It's been hard to see my crafting as real art. I appreciate your words, emojios, and hearts. Many blessings to you!
BujoCK rated for Let's go Botanic! on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely botanic swap! πŸ€—β€οΈ
Response: You are most welcome! Glad you liked the swap. Thanks for the rating and heart.
stiffneck78 rated for October ATC #1 International on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: What an amazing swap!!! I wish I could give you multiple πŸ’œπŸ’•! You made my day with this Fall/Autumn themed swap. I love how you packaged everything from the envelope itself to the great journaling pocket. You did a wonderful job and I will treasure it and the bookmark you made me. A hundred 'thank you's'. So thoughtful of you and I'm so glad I was your partner. 😊😍
Response: Yay! I was so excited to have an opportunity to be your partner and create some fun items for you! I'm so glad you liked everything Angela! I'm looking forward to more swaps where our paths cross! Thank you for the compliment and for inspiring my creativity!
Drachenfrau rated for A Postal At Home 2 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter and the tea! :-)
Response: My pleasure.
sweetgypsy rated for WIYM: Random Playing Card Swap on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the playing cards. The see-thru one is very cool. I have never seen one like that before. Thanks for trying to incorporate 203. It's my birthday Feb.03 and also it pops up in my life quite a bit. I have lived in 3 different houses with that house number! (No, I didn't move into these homes purposely because of the number.) LOL! :p Thanks for the quotes and library pocket too! :)
Response: Oh those are interesting connections to 203 indeed! Must be a lucky number for you. Thank you for sharing how much you liked the swap items I sent you! I appreciate the feedback!
AnnaM rated for Colours of Georgian Fabric swap on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Elena, Your pretty little package arrived today Thank you so much for the lovely fabric. I like the colours and they go beautifully with the fabric I chose for the edging of my quilt. β™₯ Anna
Response: Oh, that's so wonderful to hear, dear Anna. I'm so glad you liked the fabric and that it will incorporate nicely into you quilt.
iamdjs rated for Halloween Altered Index Card on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Wow! what a nice envelop of happy mail - thank you so much!
Response: You are most welcome.
Comment: How beautiful,I just love all that you sent to me.Thank you so much for all the time and thought you put into everything I really appreciate it and can't wait to put in my journal.
Response: Oh good to hear. I'm glad everything made it to you safely and that you like your envelope.
pynart2 rated for Colours of Georgian Fabric swap on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Loved Loved Loved your fabric choice. Wish I could give you 100 Hearts. See you soon at the Ball. Hester
Response: Oh, this is wonderful to hear Hester! I had grappled with which fabric to choose, but I knew it would be nice to choose fabrics that complemented one another in pattern and color. I am so glad you like what I chose for you! I am looking forward to seeing you at the Ball as well! What a festive gathering it shall be! Thank you for the hearts!

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lou on Aug 27, 2019:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

SeleneW on Aug 17, 2019:

Have fun junk journaling!

yvonne401 on Aug 13, 2019:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here.



earthnk on Jul 27, 2019:

Hi Elena, two two's are en route to you. It'll be interesting to find out which one wins the race 😊

Elenamarie on Jul 24, 2019:

Cute welcome pic Kitty! Thank you!

kittyhahahotbot on Jul 19, 2019:

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